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Now that CopyCamp 2016 is behind us we wanted to share a few words on how it went.
This year, the conference took place during Thursday 27th and and Friday 28th of October in Warsaw, Poland. It was the 5th time we have hosted CopyCamp and this year we proudly managed to gather the largest number of foreign conference speakers to date. We had the pleasure of hosting guests representing the countries of the European Union, including the countries of the Visegrad Group, as well as representatives of Belarus, Colombia, Canada and the United States. Around 250 people who attended the conference, as well as our viewers online streaming via google hangouts, heard from a total of 70 speakers. In addition, dozens of people took part in the five workshops that accompanied the conference (photo. Rafal Nowak, CC BY SA).
We listened with particular interest to Ms. Therese Comodini Cachia, Member of the European Parliament and the rapporteur for the proposed Directive on copyright in the Single Digital Market.
„...abundantly illustrated view on the copyright system through the ages…” – comments dr Sybilla Stanisławska-Kloc on Konrad Gliściński’s book that will have its première this Friday, 12:00 at CopyCamp (Kinoteka). We invite everybody for a panel where Konrad will discuss the book with Iga Bałos, Anna Gruhn and Jarosław Lipszyc.
Jacek Dehnel will tell us at CopyCamp about using other people’s work in own creations. Jacek is a poet, writer, translator and painter. Laureate of the Kościelscy Prize (2005), Polityka Passport (2006) et al. Four times Nike prize nominee.
In the EC copyright reform proposal, we miss the most a legalization of non-commercial file sharing. Today, we publish our proposal to regulate this issue, where we explain why this is important and how to aproach it within the boundaries of the international law. We wish you a pleasant reading.
On October 27th at CopyCamp we will hear Dimitar Dimitrov from Wikimedia speaking about copyright public policy. On the same day, Dimitar will lead a workshop about advocating for a good copyright reform. You can register for CopyCamp at: http://copycamp.pl/en/contact/register/, and for the workshops at: http://copycamp.pl/en/info/workshops/
Michal Dubovan, Senior Councillor at the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic opens the Friday (28th) CopyCamp session on copyright in the Visegrad Group. He will talk about the Czech implementation of the collecting societies directive.
The tough role of libraries as intermediaries between existing and aspiring authors is the topic of Stephen Wyber’s speech at CopyCamp. He works at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), based in The Hague, where he is responsible for engagement of IFLA with WIPO and in the EU on copyright reform.
At CopyCamp, Anna Smolar will tell us about the production of the play Henrietta Lacks (more about the play at: „http://www.kopernik.org.pl/…/festiwal-pr…/projekt-teatralny/”:http://www.kopernik.org.pl/…/festiwal-pr…/projekt-teatralny/). It will be a story about recycling culture and collective work of actors and the director. Anna Smolar is a Polish-French theater director and translator. In 2016 her Dybuk received a ministerial prize for achievements in Polish Contemporary Art. Her performance Aktorzy Żydowscy (Jewish Actors) received the 2016 Grand Prix at Kaliskie Spotkania Teatralne. She is the author of the French translation book Grazyna Jagielska Miłość z kamienia.
At CopyCamp we look into the future. And in the very near future computer programs could have copyrights just as people do. Małgorzata Ciepłuch will tell us about this in detail. She graduated form the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and law department of Warsaw University. Currently she is a PhD student at two departments, law and cultural studies, at the University of Gdańsk. Her main research interest is copyright law in the context of protection of musicians, in particular, relations between musical and legal cultures. Since 2010 she offers legal support for the creative industry.